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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Duct, Duct, Goose

A highly overlooked aspect of peak efficiency in people's homes is the ductwork.  The main reason ductwork is overlooked is simply that it goes largely unseen tucked away in either the attic or crawlspace.  Most homeowners just don't perceive proper duct design as beneficial, so therefore most contractors never bring up the issue.

Proper ductwork means not having ducts with lots of bends and turns, which can actually drastically reduce the overall airflow of your system.  The ducts best serve their purpose when they are tight and straight as possible.  Older systems are very prone to have holes, cuts, and other various issues due to deterioration over time.   If you are serious about efficiency and getting the most out of your system, proper airflow cannot be overlooked!  As always, it's best to have certified professionals do any installations or alterations on your system to ensure all the proper criteria are met so you get the most for your money.  When it comes to all this stuff, we here at Environmental have got you covered!



  1. Duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. Neither do studies conclusively demonstrate that particle levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts. This is because much of the dirt in air ducts adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only one of many possible sources of particles that are present in homes.

  2. Thank you for the informative article. You are right, there are many ways we can reduce the impact of air pollution in our homes and autos. Keeping you a/c system well maintained and the filters changed makes a big difference in indoor air quality!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this information about HVAC ductwork cleaning will be extremely useful and may even save you from possible health and financial issues.

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